Laura Mvula’s Metropole Orkest-backed Album is the Stuff That Starry Dreams Are Made Of.
It’s been incredible watching the rise and rise of Laura Mvula over the past two years.
Since the release of her vocally arresting debut single She, Mvula’s been shortlisted Critics’ Choice award at the 2013 BRIT Awards, nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll, signed a major recording contract, released her incredible first album Sing to the Moon which reached number 9 on the UK Albums Chart, fell within the top 100 in seven other countries and entered the US Billboard 200 peaking at 173. At the 2013 MOBO awards, she took home the awards for best female act and best R&B or soul artist.
Knowing her LP Sing to the Moon was more than just a contemporary classic-folk-soul-pop album, or what The Guardian calls “gospeldelia”, Mvula released an absolutely enchanting version of her debut album in June this year. Called, Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley at Abbey Road Studios, Mvula’s re-recording was made in collaboration with the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley and recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios. It features ethereal orchestral re-workings of songs from Sing to the Moon.
If it wasn’t plain to see before, it most certainly is clear now. With this album, Mvula makes concrete that she’s in a league of her own. It’s captivating, classic and celestial.
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